MARYLAND AND BALTIMORE IS GROUND ZERO FOR CAPTURE BY CORPORATE NON-PROFIT.
AS WE ORGANIZE WE WILL BE CIRCUMVENTING ALL OF THE CORPORATE PRIVATE NON-PROFITS AND IN BALTIMORE THIS MEANS THOSE CREATED BY JOHNS HOPKINS TO CONTROL ALL PUBLIC POLICY AND ORGANIZING.
If you look at the establishment of Maryland's system of private non-profits it coincides with the Reagan/Clinton agenda of moving to neo-liberalism and global corporate empire. This of course meant that the rich would not be citizens or taxpayers but patrons just as Medici's time. So, these two decades have seen corporate and wealth taxation erode in Maryland as these private non-profits grew in number. Today, corporations not only do not pay taxes in Maryland, they are given our tax revenue as corporate welfare to augment profits even further.
MARYLAND IS ONE GREAT, BIG THIRD WORLD COLONY RUN BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGO'S).
In Baltimore the head honcho of private non-profits is Baltimore Development Corporation run by Johns Hopkins and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) is the mechanism for Baltimore Development Corporation to control all public policy and public organization.
THIS IS THE SAME AMERICAN NGO SYSTEM YOU HEAR ABOUT IN DEVELOPING WORLDS AND NOW HERE IN AMERICA WE SEE WHY THESE NATIONS HATE AMERICA. THESE NGOs ARE ALL ABOUT BUILDING STRUCTURES TO CONTROL A REGION AND FUNNEL ALL MONEY INTO THEIR POCKETS.
So, two decades after starting to build this patronage structure preparing for the great economic collapse of 2008 as the excuse of government debt handing all control of funding to these private non-profits------in Baltimore and Maryland they are in full swing and control everything.
So, why is this important to elections? As I have said, removing the public sector and replacing with private non-profits removes the ability to meet and discuss policy and promote agendas. With these non-profits headed by directors working for corporations, these non-profits will not allow any policy or discussion other than what the corporation funding the non-profit wants. I've spoken at length about how Johns Hopkins does this in Baltimore. What is equally important is that these private non-profits control communications and mailing lists as well. So, all communications for a group of thousands of people wanting to support a certain issue is made confidential. In the end, this private non-profit then will promote the issue of the corporation no matter what the group as a whole felt was the mission. SEE HOW THIS CAPTURES THE ENTIRE PUBLIC SPACE? I have given examples with Maryland Health Care for All capturing the universal care issue by promoting Affordable Care Act knowing the ACA would kill Medicare and Medicaid. Then there is the Baltimore Education Coalition BEC that is the Michelle Rhee/Bill Gates education privatization group that is the only voice of education in Baltimore and they are an extension of Johns Hopkins.
THE POINT IS THIS: CITIZENS OF MARYLAND AND BALTIMORE MUST STOP ALLOWING THESE PRIVATE NON-PROFITS CONTROL YOUR COMMUNITIES. YOU MUST BECOME ACTIVISTS AND ADVOCATES AND MAKE TIME TO BUILD YOUR OWN COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.
An organization that makes its email lists private or that restricts its membership to invitation only-------as the ABAG does, is not working for the people.
About The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)
ABAG's mission is to maximize the impact of philanthropic giving on community life through a growing network of diverse, informed and effective grantmakers.
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers is the region’s premier resource on philanthropy, dedicated to informing grantmakers and improving our community. ABAG was founded in 1983 to provide a forum in which colleagues could address common problems, approaches and interests.
Our members include more than 145 private and community foundations, donor advised funds, and corporations with strategic grantmaking programs - representing the vast majority of institutional giving in our area.
ABAG is …
- The Resource on Grantmaking
- The Network for Givers
- The Voice for Philanthropy
Knowledge. Connections. Leadership.
ABAG's Core Values Are:
- Generosity: We believe generosity is one of the most important values. It is essential to communal welfare and something everyone should practice in some form.
- Inclusive and Respectful: We value the perspectives and contributions of all people, and incorporate the viewpoints of diverse communities in our work.
- Diversity: We are committed to supporting a funding community that encompasses differences in the attributes of both individuals (such as race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religion) and organizations (foundations and giving programs of differing sizes, missions, geographic locations, and approaches to grantmaking).
- Welcoming: We create an open, compassionate and trusting environment that facilitates learning, dialogue and healthy debate to inform and strengthen philanthropy.
- Forward-Thinking: We seek strategic opportunities to meet new and existing needs in new ways.
- Forthright Stewards: We conduct our business with honesty and integrity and utilize best practices in the stewardship of our resources and accountability for our results.
History The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
("Maryland Nonprofits") was established in 1992 as a result of a comprehensive statewide organizing effort in the nonprofit and philanthropic community involving hundreds of nonprofit executives and volunteer leaders. Today, we are one of the largest and most successful nonprofit associations in the United States with more than 1,400 nonprofit organization members, 300 associate members, and 23 staff to serve them from two locations (Baltimore and Silver Spring).
Maryland Nonprofits is statewide and sector-wide. Our members hail from every county of Maryland and from all sub-sectors of the nonprofit community, including human services, health, educational, cultural, environmental, religious, and other charitable organizations and foundations. The size of these organizations is also diverse, ranging from all volunteer organizations to major institutions. The association truly represents the diversity of Maryland's nonprofit community.
Neo-liberalism with Reagan/Clinton started this privatization of all that is public. This was sold to republican voters as small government but as we see today it is the Tea Party and its true conservatism that now sees how this drive to the bottom in small government has created a systemically criminal and corrupt corporate and government structure. Tea Party want free markets and they are assaulted by naked capitalism full of cronyism and corporate welfare. Labor and justice of course are completely demolished by neo-liberalism.
Here in Maryland we have Brown, Gansler, and Mizeur all shouting to further push public private partnerships as all of the public sector must fall to this neo-liberal drive to hand all to the few at the top. University of Maryland Medical Center for example has a long-established quasi-governmental designation and acts as a corporation, not a state university and hospital and of course we have Baltimore Development Corporation controlling all development with absolute authority with City Hall in its pocket. Lastly, we see the public private status of corporations like the Hilton and Hyatt that subsidize all the operational costs of those corporations to the public and makes City Hall in the business of profiting off of impoverishing its own citizens. Right now the City of Baltimore has structures that prey of the residents of the city in order to gather revenue in lieu of collecting taxes from corporations and the wealthy.
THIS IS COLONIALISM PEOPLE!!!!!!!
WHEN WE ALLOW OUR GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS TO CREATE STRUCTURES THAT THRIVE FROM PROFITING OFF OF THE PUBLIC-----WE DO NOT HAVE A DEMOCRACY.
The Quasi Government: Hybrid Organizations with Both Government and Private Sector Legal Characteristics
This report provides an overview of federally related entities that possess legal characteristics of both the governmental and private sectors. These hybrid organizations (e.g., Fannie Mae, National Park Foundation, In-Q-Tel), collectively referred to in this report as the “quasi government,” have grown in number, size, and importance in recent decades.A brief review of executive branch organizational history is followed by a description of entities with ties to the executive branch, although they are not “agencies” of the United States as defined in Title 5 of the U.S.Code. Several categories of quasi governmental entities are defined and discussed: (1) quasi official agencies,(2) government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), (3) federally funded research and development corporations,(4) agency-related nonprofit organizations, (5) venture capital funds, (6) congressionally chartered nonprofit organizations, and (7) instrumentalities of indeterminate character.The quasi government, not surprisingly, is a controversial subject. To supporters of this trend toward greater reliance upon hybrid organizations, the proper objective of governmental management is to maximize performance and results, however defined. In their view, the private and governmental sectors are alike in their essentials, and thus subject to the same economically derived behavioral norms.They tend to welcome this trend toward greater use of quasi governmental entities.Critics of the quasi government, on the other hand, tend to view hybrid organizations as contributing to a weakened capacity of government to perform its fundamental constitutional duties, and to an erosion in political accountability, a crucial element in democratic governance. They tend to consider the governmental and private sectors as being legally distinct, with relatively little overlap in behavioral norms.Congress is increasingly engaged with the quasi government. The issues run the gamut from enacting legislation to encourage the creation of nonprofit organizations to promote individual national parks, to proposals to strengthen regulation of government- sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae, to oversight hearings respecting national security issues at Los Alamos Laboratory. There is nothing modest about the size,scope, and impact of the quasi government.Time will tell whether the emergence of the quasi government is to be viewed as a symptom of decline in our democratic government, or a harbinger of a new, creative management era where the purportedly artificial barriers between the governmental and private sectors are breached as a matter of principle.This report will be updated at the beginning of each Congress
In Baltimore we have a system of community organizations created by O'Malley and Rawlings-Blake headed by directors that will move forward all policy put forward by Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins. You might think a community organization for a community would be good, but if you look closely what happens is that these organizations are filled with VISTAS brought from all over the country taking leading roles in these communities they know nothing about and often in which they have no intention of staying. Our schools are filled with the same set of private non-profit entities from Teach for America to the private Parent Teacher Organization.
Now, you may think that underserved communities need help getting on their feet but in Baltimore the entire city has its community voice supplanted by this occupation by PRIVATE NON-PROFIT. Johns Hopkins has been allowed to consume so much of the taxpayer's revenue it is a global corporation built in a matter of the few decades from Reagan/Clinton and now. It owns the City of Baltimore and runs it with these private non-profits.
In each case, every time a citizen in Baltimore wants to get involved in their community the only way to get government funding for a program goes through these private non-profits who, of course, will not fund a group working against this occupation.
FOLKS, YOU ARE ALLOWING EVERY AVENUE FOR PUBLIC ORGANIZING AND SPACE FOR PUBLIC POLICY-MAKING BE TAKEN.
Community centres generally perform many (though rarely all) the following functions in its community (Note this list is intended to define which meaning of the phrase community centre is covered by this article rather than being facts about what some other sources associate with that phrases, though adding source confirming that other sources use the phrase in a similar way would be nice).
- As the place for all-community celebrations at various occasions and traditions.
- As the place for public meetings of the citizens on various issues.
- As the place where politicians or other official leaders come to meet the citizens and ask for their opinions, support or votes ("election campaigning" in democracies, other kinds of requests in non-democracies).
- As a place where community members meet each other socially.
- As a place housing local clubs and volunteer activities.
- As a place that community members (and sometimes others), can rent cheaply when a private family function or party is too big for their own home. For instance the non-church parts of weddings, funerals etc.
- As a place that passes on and retells local history.
Below we see a community organization that is working to provide for low-income employment and services that was required by the Enterprise Zone give-away to Johns Hopkins in its East Baltimore Development. Hopkins received a billion in taxpayer money and did not meet any of its obligations to help the residents surrounding the area. I know this organization does some good although I do not support some of its advocacy. This point here is that a gathering of local citizens are having to vie for city funds at a time when billions are being given to national private non-profits who the mayor is saying offer better value. Only, when you actually look at what these private non-profits accomplish-----they almost always fail in their 'mission'.
The problem in Baltimore is that organizations like BUILD placate Johns Hopkins which is of course the source of all the mayor's policies. So, rather than expose Hopkins as the source of the problem, BUILD takes the stance against the mayor. Now, don't get me wrong....I'm glad at least they are shouting against the mayor, but it is the entire system that is corrupt. Remember, we do not want all the money to go to private non-profits----we want a strong public sector. If BUILD would advocate for public employees to do the work of Baltimore City Parks rather than allow a private prison contractor to work prisoners for next to nothing.....you would hire thousands to do city-wide public service jobs.
WHY IS BUILD NOT SHOUTING TO HIRE PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES TO DO THE JOB OF PUBLIC WORKS, ENDING THE OUTSOURCING OF STRONG, MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS IN THE CITY?
At election time, organizations like BUILD will support the pols we all know are working for Johns Hopkins.
Mayor says she won't fund job-training program, sparking debateRawlings-Blake declines to provide $594,000 for plan to employ 50 East Baltimore residents
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declined to fund a proposed East Baltimore job-training program backed by an influential community group, sparking a war of words over whether City Hall is doing enough to help the unemployed.
The interfaith coalition Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development says its leaders have a proposal to provide 50 members of the Oliver neighborhood with jobs and want $594,000 in funding over three years from the Rawlings-Blake administration. The program would target ex-offenders and others chronically unemployed.
The mayor rejected the proposal, telling the organization in a letter Monday that the city "is not in a position to provide funding for the program at this time."
About 200 people packed Memorial Baptist Church in Oliver Tuesday evening to protest the decision, at times booing a photograph of Rawlings-Blake.
"We raised $1.2 million ourselves," said Melvin Wilson, leader of the BUILD Citywide Jobs Team, who said the group's request to the mayor would only amount to $200,000 per year. "She said no."
On Tuesday, Rawlings-Blake called BUILD a "trusted partner" but said she can't simply cut checks to every well-meaning organization that asks for money and can only provide small reimbursements to job-training organizations approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
She encouraged BUILD to apply for grants from charitable organizations.
"They have a proposal that just doesn't work," Rawlings-Blake said. "I have continuously supported efforts to connect previously incarcerated people with jobs. I don't take this lightly. I understand there are barriers to employment."
BUILD proposed that the 50 workers — deemed some of the hardest to employ — would be trained on construction job sites in East Baltimore while making $10.69 an hour. After a one-year training program, the workers would begin apprenticeships with the International Painters Union.
Community leaders noted that the city government has a $2.5 billion operating budget and has funded millions of dollars for development subsidies.
"We are angry with this mayor. We are tired of what this mayor is not doing," said the Rev. Marshall Prentice, pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Oliver. "If she doesn't like our plan, then what's her plan? We've got to get Baltimore working, and we want a meeting about it."
Rawlings-Blake called a news conference Tuesday to highlight some of her administration's efforts to employ local residents. She's signed an executive order called "Employ Baltimore" to assist companies in applications for city work if they have hired city residents.
She said BUILD is welcome to work with the Mayor's Office of Employment Development to reach a resolution of the dispute.
"I don't think it would be the most effective and efficient use of more than $500,000," she said of the BUILD plan. "I get frustrated because their response is, 'We're angry and we're not going to take it anymore.' Anger doesn't make progress. Sitting down at the table and doing the hard work, that's how you make progress."
Cities all across America are now filling with private corporate non-profits wanting to help the unfortunate now that these hedge funds sucked all of the wealth of the country through massive corporate fraud and left 70% of families in America is poverty. Baltimore is ground zero for these national private non-profits that are being allowed to become our public sector.....from mental health to wellness, from prison labor to youth employment......all of these involve those gracious hedge funds wanting to do good in our communities. The only thing we need to do in return------is let them write all the policy, operate with impunity, control all property and institutions, and fleece WE THE PEOPLE at every turn. Then, they will go to Associated Grantmakers of Baltimore to 'donate' to a program to help those they keep impoverished as with all third world societies.
Baltimore has such a level of corruption that corporate tax breaks and designation of corporations as non-profits allow corporations to not only operate with no cost, but now has a system where in lieu of taxes corporations 'donate' to these private non-profits for more tax write-offs and then direct that non-profit in a way that sends more money to their corporations. So, donate to a youth employment program in Baltimore and you get matching funds from the city and a youth to work for free.
THAT IS WHAT THIS NETWORK OF PRIVATE NON-PROFITS DOES.....IT ALLOWS CORPORATIONS THE ABILITY TO CIRCUMVENT ALL REVENUE EXPENDITURES AND ACTUALLY GIVES THEM A CHANNEL TO BRING EVEN MORE MONEY THEIR WAY.
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Baltimore is losing every public space in the city. Here we have a private corporation overseeing our public markets and it outsources what used to be public sector jobs that employed many in the city. Now, the people working are impoverished and the communities around these markets have no control over development.
Those familiar with the Baltimore Washington International Airport owned by the Maryland State Authority know about AIRMALL -----the private contractors handed control of what used to be public sector employment and now the worst of impoverishment for citizens of Maryland. As a state agency the people should be protected and have a strong voice over how this airport operates and it has none.
The same conditions occur below. Again, the community has no voice because a public space has been handed to private non-profit oversight.
Baltimore Public Markets Corporation
( BPMC) was established in 1995 as a non-profit
organization, to operate the public markets in a manner beneficial to the City of Baltimore
and it's citizens. We are proud to be part of Baltimore's many hard working agencies,
associations and organizations that are largely responsible for making Baltimore the
extraordinary city it is today.
In March 2005, BPMC and Lexington Market Inc. entered into a co-teaming agreement. Mr.
Casper Genco was appointed as the Executive Director of Lexington Market Inc. and BPMC.
The teaming agreement is not a merger and the two entities are separate and distinct.
BPMC operates five of the city's old fashioned markets. Come and experience the
personality of unique boutiques, eateries and fresh food, produce and bakery shops, all in
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Our office handles all matters pertaining to the operation of the markets. This includes
issues such as leasing, vendor concerns, etc. For further information, contact us.
At Baltimore Public Markets Corporation, we pride ourselves in knowing that Baltimore has
the oldest continually operating public market system in the nation. It is our goal and desire
to maintain the markets as a part of the City's heritage. We strive to provide you with
buildings that are safe and clean. We will continue the tradition of providing the patrons of
our markets with food and service that is of high quality and standards that you deserve. So
come on by, for a little personal service and be pampered at our markets in Baltimore City's
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